From June 6 to 10, a consortium of partners will host an exciting one-week summer school on the Climate Crisis and the Future of Work. It will take place remotely, or physically at the University of Toronto (in English) and the Université de Montréal (in French).
This program combines a postgraduate course in each university with a virtual webinar. It will bring together key researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labour, business and policymaking to address issues related to building a fair economy and a sustainable environment.
As one of the sponsoring organizations, OPSEU/SEFPO is very pleased to support this initiative. We offer you the possibility of participating for free via the virtual sessions.
Please see the attached document. It lists all the courses along with the links you need to connect to the sessions. Register for any particular day or for the whole week. There is no cost for OPSEU/SEFPO members to participate virtually. If you wish to attend in person, it is $85 per day, or $425 for the week.
The climate crisis represents an epochal change, with multiple disruptive effects on economic activity, jobs, human health and well-being in Canada and around the world. We need to address these challenges. This summer school offers one way of upgrading our capabilities.
We thank the consortium partners, Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA), the University of Toronto, the Université de Montréal, the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work, and Blue Green Ideas for spearheading this extraordinary initiative.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of at least some of these sessions.
JP Hornick, OPSEU/SEFPO President
Laurie Nancekivell, OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer